Our historic July month is about to end and here I am closing my blog with just three posts. It saddens me to the core of my heart for not being able to tend to my blog for such a long gap. I really do.
But what an eventful month it had been.Finally the Election 2013 is gone with the wind and the result are astonishing. Post election is anything but jubilation and lamentation in equal weight. Some say PDP supporters wept for months in 2008, so this time its reasonable to see DPT supporters weeping at least for a week. Bhutanese democracy is unique but the results are bitter. Isn't it?
I don't know whether the ultimate true winner of the race is the people or not but Bhutanese democracy, so unique in nature has sent out a loud and clear message: 'Dont mess with (raw) graduates' and 'Not even with contractors' . Because with democratic forces in action, anything is possible. While the former may become a law maker, the latter may become the Minister the next day. The bottom line is; 'respect every beings equally'
what ever is the case, we now have a cabinet headed by our former OL. Forgive me, if I am sounding little rude. I am still not getting used to addressing him as our Lyonchen. So in the middle of confusion I sometimes end up addressing him as Acho Tshere. So I tell my wife that when acho Tshere's government gives us a pay revision, I am going to start my saving culture. But she laughs.
However on serious note, when new Prime Minister of Bhutan formally took over his office, I made one genuine plea. I requested him to make sure that the expiry date of Indian subsidy do not coincide with our next election date. With that I offered my heartfelt Tahsi Delek to our new Lyonchen and to all our cabinet ministers, males and female alike.
Now the election stuffs aside, I have made my second trip to Punakha, a week ago. That time I took my father-in-law and wife along. To my amazement, our otherwise noisy neighbors seemed subdued and meek that time. I don't know why. They are all shopkeepers, small one. But they also sell locally brewed ara and other liquors without license. And people jokingly say that perhaps they now know me as a Customs and Excise official. In return I joke back and said I did't know I am that powerful person. ha ha.
And recently I got my health checked. The result was not so pleasing. I am diagnosed with high Blood pressure. This means I am now in high risk group. So I am going high on health thesedays. I am jogging 3 km every morning and eating mostly veggies. Thanks to my wife and mother-in-law, this year my family is having a bumper harvest. Cucumber and tomatoes. Its 100% organic and its local. We used local manure imported from Punakha. In days to come I will eat organic chillies and corns too. I have even seen our bringal plant and lattuce plant shooting up. So I have long veggies days to go.
Have a nice day friends